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How to Get Out of Jail After You Have Been Charged with a Crime

Last updated 6 years ago

If you’ve been arrested for a crime, you want to get out of jail and get back to your life as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this process usually takes some time because of the steps that must be followed. Read on to find out more about getting out of jail and the bail process in New Jersey.

Setting Bail

The first step in getting out of jail is establishing your bail, which is the amount of money that you (or a bondsman) must produce so that you can be released. The purpose of the bail is to ensure that you will appear in court when you are scheduled to. If you do not make your court appearance, you or your bondsman will lose the money, giving you a strong incentive to show up in court. The state government of New Jersey has established bail schedules, which establish pre-set bails amounts for most common crimes. However, if the crime you’ve been charged with isn’t common, or if you want to argue for a lower bail amount, you’ll need to wait to speak to a judge during your arraignment.

Paying Bail

Once your bail is established, you have two choices: you can pay the whole thing yourself, or you can pay ten percent to a bondsman, who will pay the bail and guarantee your attendance in court. Depending on the size of your bail, it may be difficult to come up with the whole amount, so many people choose to simply pay the bail bondsman ten percent. The bondsman will keep this percentage, however, regardless of whether you appear in court. If you do not appear, the bondsman will find you and bring you to the police.

If you or a loved one is being held in prison and you require the assistance of an experienced and trustworthy bail bond agent, call 24 Seven Bail Bonds at (732) 418-2245. At 24 Seven Bail Bonds, our clients come first. Every client is treated with courtesy and is guaranteed effective representation. Our expertise and integrity have earned us a reputation as one of New Jersey's 24 hour premier Bail Bond Companies. Contact us today!


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